Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • With squint look; by side-glances.

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  • adverb While squinting.

Etymologies

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squinting +‎ -ly

Examples

  • The literature of twentieth-century totalitarianism, whether in prefiguring the epoch of Nazism and Stalinism or in drawing on it, often relied on un homme moyen sensuel — the luckless particle swept up in the process, or the worm from whose eye the titanic, forbidding edifice could be squintingly, even cringingly, scrutinized.

    Survivor

  • The literature of twentieth-century totalitarianism, whether in prefiguring the epoch of Nazism and Stalinism or in drawing on it, often relied on un homme moyen sensuel — the luckless particle swept up in the process, or the worm from whose eye the titanic, forbidding edifice could be squintingly, even cringingly, scrutinized.

    Survivor

  • Eve Edgarton and three sweating horses waited squintingly in the dust.

    Little Eve Edgarton

  • With his own heart tuned already to the heart-throb of an engine, his pale eyes focused squintingly toward expected novelties, his thin nostrils half a-sniff with the first salty scent of the Far-Away, Mr. Edgarton, whatever his intentions, was not the most ideal of sick-room companions.

    Little Eve Edgarton

  • The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Pro manages to pack loads of features into an eye-squintingly small package, just like its sibling, the

    Crave at CNET UK

  • But two things I will say: First, before the win the gloomier amongst us (guilty, m'lud) began looking down rather than up, but three points means we can now look up again, albeit squintingly.

    East Lower

  • The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Pro manages to pack loads of features into an eye-squintingly small package, just like its sibling, the

    Crave at CNET UK

  • He hugged Idong Ibok, dabbed at his eyes before congratulating Marquise Gray, watched squintingly as a highlight video of Goran Suton played on the scoreboard above, and smiled proudly when heart-and-soul team captain Travis Walton took the floor to help raise MSU's championship banner.

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  • Two mumbling junkies on a bed, a man and woman equally sort of squintingly attentive to the needle that’s angled in her arm.

    Underworld

  • Two mumbling junkies on a bed, a man and woman equally sort of squintingly attentive to the needle that’s angled in her arm.

    Underworld

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